PETERSON, Mihail Nikolaevič. Kerensk (now Vadinsk, Penzenskoj obl.) 22.9.(4.10.)1885 — Moscow 22.11.1962. Russian IE Linguist. Professor in Moscow. Son of Nikolaj Pavlovič P., a teacher, educated in Ašhabad and Vernyj (Alma Ata). Studies at Moscow, graduated 1913. From 1916 Docent and from 1919 Professor at Moscow University, teaching there until 1952. Taught IE and general linguistics, Sanskrit, Greek, Lithuanian, etc., Among his Sanskrit students were Elizarenkova, Grincer, Kočergina, V. V. Ivanov, Toporov and Vertogradova.
Publications: Wrote on IE, Lithuanian, Russian and French.
– Vvedenie v jazykoznanie. M. 1952.
Sources: Bol’š. Sov. Ènciklop. s.v.; same information in English in http://encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com/Mikhail+Nikolaevich+Peterson; Russian Vikipedija with photo; not in Miliband 1977, 1995.